World Briefs: Turkish police foil ISIS suicide attack

Turkish police foil ISIS suicide attack

ISTANBUL• Turkish police shot dead an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant who was set to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the city of Mersin yesterday, the Interior Ministry said.

The assailant, wearing a vest packed with explosives, was killed outside the police station in the Yenisehir district, next to the regional headquarters of Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation.

Police spotted him some 50m from the police station. He ignored an order to stop and was shot when he reached for a cable hanging from his shoulder, officials said.


Europol: Billions of euros laundered unchecked

THE HAGUE • Europe's police agency has unveiled a bleak report showing organised crime gangs and terror groups may be laundering billions of euros a year unchecked, despite banks trying to raise the alarm.

Banks and other private financial institutions reported just under a million suspicious transactions to the authorities in the 28 European Union states in 2014, Europol said on Tuesday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe